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Crow
27 Jun 2017  #61

Novak Djokovic to financially bail out Boris Backer

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic offered financial assistance to Boris Becker who went bankrupt. Serbian media rapports that after heard bad news in media about Becker, Novak immediately reacted to bail out him. Novak said: ``He is good man. I told him, I am here for you.`` Novak and Boris are about to have meeting in London, where Becker have bank credit.

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Crow
27 Jun 2017  #62

Water polo: Serbian team wins 5th consequtive title

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Serbian national water polo team on Sunday defeated Italy in the final game of the World League, to win the trophy for the fifth consecutive time.

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Looker
27 Jun 2017  #63

boxing match with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26

It will be a circus - I wonder who will pay 100 bucks to watch it??
I like McGregor but he simply can't box near the Floyd's level. But maybe a lucky punch? Well, it's just a wishful thinking.

This shouldn't be an official fight, and beside the enormous amount of money, Mayweather will gain another victory and hit the 50-0 record... This shouldn't count!

NoToForeigners
27 Jun 2017  #64

It will be a circus

Todays boxing is exactly that.

johnny reb
27 Jun 2017  #65

Boxing is not McGregor's game, kick boxing is.
Boxing is Mayweather's game and not kick boxing.
There will be no kick boxing allowed.
Mayweather will drub him unless...... like Looker said, McGregor gets one lucky punch in and I think that is what he is hoping for.
I know I wouldn't pay $100 to watch it however.

johnny reb
11 Jul 2017  #66

I wonder who will pay 100 bucks to watch it??

The standard definition purchase of the Aug. 26 fight from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will set you back $89.95, with the high-definition version costing $99.95, Showtimes spokesperson Madelyn Flax told USA TODAY Sports.

I'll read about it on the net for free.

Wulkan
11 Jul 2017  #67

Mayweather will drub him

Most likely he will but you can't forget that Floyd is 40 yo and has almost 2 years ring rust, the question is how much it will effect him. Lucky punch is the only chance for Conor, he is 27 yo athlete in his prime so you can't count him out but his chances are very slim.

johnny reb
13 Jul 2017  #68

Floyd Mayweather Sr. said that he doesn't expect his son to knock out McGregor when the two meet due to Floyd Mayweather Jr. having an issue with his hand.

"I ain't gonna say a knockout, because my son got a hand problem," said Mayweather Sr. "That's a true story, he got a hand problem."

The smack talk has begun with McGregor calling Floyd a bi tch saying he was going to bounce Floyd's head off the canvas with Floyd responding by daring McGregor to bet his whole paycheck on the fight.

For some reason I always bet on the under dog.
Floyd will have his hands full for sure.
I may end up paying a $100 yet to watch it.
Split it four ways with my buddies.

Wulkan
13 Jul 2017  #69

"That's a true story, he got a hand problem."

To me it sounds more like trying to hype Conor's chances to sell more pay per views

I may end up paying a $100 yet to watch it.

I'd never pay for a freak fight like this unless you have some good company to watch with.

For some reason I always bet on the under dog.

I usually don't, in this case I'd bet with my heart for sure.

johnny reb
13 Jul 2017  #70

It is looking like each fighter could get $100 million each.
Mayweather owes the I.R.S. 22 million in back taxes so by the time they get done with him he may ONLY get about half what he earns.

McGregor on the other hand will be able to buy the whole country of Ireland.

johnny reb
15 Jul 2017  #71

Things got heated up in London this week with the name calling hype to sell tickets.
Mayweather called McGregor a faggot and McGregor called Mayweather a monkey.
World professional athletes that the youth of the world look up to.
And we wonder why the kids of today have no respect.
"The reason Floyd called Conor the F word is because Conor called Floyd a monkey," the rep said.
"Floyd has nothing against gays or lesbians at all ... Floyd has them on his staff.
Floyd has nothing but the utmost respect for gays and lesbians."
The "monkey" remark supposedly happened when McGregor was not holding a microphone.
It's unclear if Mayweather is referring to when McGregor called one of Floyd's bodyguards a "juicehead monkey."

Anyone know what the odds makers are saying yet ?

Atch
17 Jul 2017  #72

Here you go Johnny, plenty of information here:

sportsnewsireland.com/other_sports/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-betting-odds

johnny reb
17 Jul 2017  #73

Thank you again Ms. Atch.
Here in the States in Las Vegas you can bet on anything and everything about the fight.
How long before the first punch is thrown, how long before the first blood appears, how long the fight will go in seconds, etc.
This fight is obviously all about money as these two professionals are world title holders to two different sports.
Mayweather as a "boxer" and McGregor as "mixed martial arts".
And as the old saying goes, "you can't beat a man at his own trade."
Rumor has it that misfortune befell the UFC lightweight champion in one of his sparring sessions, at least according to former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

In a chat with Villainfy Media, Vargas says that he heard through the grapevine that McGregor was knocked out by one of his training partners.

"He got knocked out in sparring already, man," Vargas said, according to Darragh Murphy of JOE.co.uk.
Of course if McGregor does get a lucky one in to KO Mayweather there would be a rematch for them at another $100 million each.

Atch
17 Jul 2017  #74

This might interest you Johnny. Have you heard of Chris Eubank, a British boxer, he's retired now, but he was the World Middleweight champion at one time, he was quite a fighter in his day. Anyway he said that in a street fight McGregor would 'destroy' Mayweather but that he was not capable of boxing him. That was about a year ago. But he recently mentiond that he believes McGregor could win with the right strategy which he Eubank, has worked out. When pressed, he said that he would share it with McGregor but only if he approaches him as it's not his place but McGregor's coach to advise him on the fight. Interesting.

johnny reb
17 Jul 2017  #75

Well Ms.Atch, like I said to Wulkan, I am always for the underdog to take the boasting honors occasionally.
One good upper cut from McGregor could change the whole out come within a split second.

gregy741
19 Jul 2017  #76

boxer with gloves doesnt have a chance vs mma fighter.
one need to see muhhamad ali fighting some low level wrestler from japan..he got destroyed,managed to land 3 punches in 15 rounds!!!!!!!!
boxer without gloves is another story.

johnny reb
19 Jul 2017  #77

Except for the fact that they both will be required to box and to wear gloves.

boxer with gloves doesnt have a chance vs mma fighter.

Oh hell no, McGregor would demolish Mayweather in less then a round if it were MMA.
It was McGregor that first claimed that he could take Mayweather in a boxing match.
And he might if he gets a lucky one in or he can stay away from Mayweather and tire the old man out and then go in for that one lucky one in a later round.

It will be entertaining to say the least.
I think the purse is that they both will get $100 million each.
Mayweather ask McGregor if he wanted to bet winner take all.
McGregor replied, "get it written up and I will sign it."

Atch
20 Jul 2017  #78

boxer without gloves

It's not a question of boxer without gloves, it's a question of boxer without gloves and Queensberry Rules.

some low level wrestler from japan.

Inoki was a major figure in Japanese wrestling and had been for many years before the Ali fight.

I don't know if you're aware that it was originally planned as a fixed fight which was to end with Ali throwing a punch which would accidentally hit the referee. Ali would bend over the ref with apparent concern and as he did so Inoki would approach from behind and knock Ali out when his back was turned. The problem was that Ali wouldn't do it. He was under the impression that it was to be a rehearsed exhibition fight. The rules were changed at the last minute to try to compensate for that but it was a shambles. Those were different times and I think this time round everybody will be very clear about the purpose of the fight, the rules etc.

Anyway they were both great fighters in their own disciplines and became great friends too - happy ending. But I don't see that happening with McGregror and Mayweather!

johnny reb
3 Aug 2017  #79

It's not a question of boxer without gloves, it's a question of boxer without gloves and Queensberry Rules.

The fight will be by Nevada boxing rules that call for 10oz. gloves however if both the boxers agree to waive this rule they can.

McGregor is use to fighting with 4 oz. gloves and Mayweather 10oz. gloves.
In a little hype this week Mayweather offered to fight in 8oz. gloves if McGregor agreed.
I'm telling McGregor, "Let's fight in 8 oz gloves". McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I'll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I'm willing to accommodate. Let's give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see.

johnny reb
4 Aug 2017  #80

Paulie Malignaggi leaves Conor McGregor's training camp amid controversy.
Seems McGregor wanted to go twelve rounds sparring with Malignaggi after he has just flown on a 12 hour flight to spar with McGregor.
Also there were some staged photo's of Malignaggi on the matt after being "pushed" down and not knocked down that McGregor's camp put out as McGregor had knocked him down.

Guess Malignaggi's integrity is more important then being used as a stooge.

johnny reb
17 Aug 2017  #81

Nevada and Mayweather have agreed to McGregor's request to use 8 o.z. gloves.
McGregor now claims he will be able to take Mayweather out in the first two rounds because of the rule change.
Another tid bit concerning the wagering.
Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it.
And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with Mayweather on Aug. 26, they are giving the proceeds of their whopping wager to charity.

Joker
18 Aug 2017  #82

Im thinking Mayweather will win. If they fought mma then McGregor would win, but who knows, it could turn into a Don King style farce.

They're already popping open the champagne planning the rematch...lol

NoToForeigners
18 Aug 2017  #83

So people still think that modern boxing is clear and fairplay? lol

NoToForeigners
21 Aug 2017  #84

Falubaz Zielona Góra wins the regular season in Ekstraliga!!!
AMAZING. Brits can only be jealous lol

youtu.be/qiQXoJ6d0CM

johnny reb
21 Aug 2017  #85

Nevada and Mayweather have agreed to McGregor's request to use 8 o.z. gloves.

"I'm going to knock him out. He's too small," McGregor said. "I know he's fast. I know he has good reflexes. I don't care. I hit you, you fall. Eight ounces? He'll be unconscious inside two rounds."

The Nevada Strip is already seeing an influx of faithful Irish countryman betting on the underdog McGregor for this Saturdays fight.

johnny reb
22 Aug 2017  #86

I predict that McConner is going to come out in a flurry trying to end it in the first two rounds.
The longer the fight goes the better Mayweathers chances to wear the younger McGregor down.
It will be experience vs. youth, brains vs. brawn.
If Floyd takes a back step, which I believe he will, and let's Conner wear down then I predict Floyd will take him out in Round 6.

Wulkan
22 Aug 2017  #87

Floyd said he will go at him from the beginning but he is most likely lying.

johnny reb
22 Aug 2017  #88

Sure he is lying.
Mayweather is a very smart fighter and will be in no big hurry like Connor will be.
Today Mayweather said:
"Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now. I think he's 164 ... 164. So, he's still got 10 pounds to go.
Y'all get that extra money if you can't make the weight.
I don't think he's gonna make the weight. Even if he do make the weight, that's even better.
But if he don't make the weight, we still gonna fight, but it's gonna be a heavy fine. Give me that money!"

johnny reb
25 Aug 2017  #89

We have our table reserved at a big screen sports bar.
Spectrum & Showtime are airing it here in the U.S.A. on pay per view as far as I know.
The odds at the start was 11-1 in favor of Mayweather but now have slipped to 5-1.
I am betting with my heart but only $25 on McGregor with 2 -1 odds.
Fight time in Warsaw I believe will be tomorrow (Saturday) night at 1 a.m.
Better double check on that as I am not for sure.

johnny reb
25 Aug 2017  #90

What if the impossible is possible?
What if a foot slips, a hand drops, a lucky swing lands right and Conor McGregor knocks Floyd Mayweather cold in the craziest of flukes?

Then what ?
I just made another $25 wager on McGregor 2 to 1. :-)


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